Biography / trivia
* Alec Baldwin was born on 3rd April 1958 in Long Island, New York, United States to Carolyn Newcomb, a teacher and Alexander Rae Baldwin Jr, a football coach.
* His birth name is Alexander Rae Baldwin III and he is credited shortly as Alec Baldwin in films.
* Baldwin has three brothers, Daniel, William, Stephen and two sisters, Beth Baldwin Keuchler & Jane Baldwin Sasso. All his brothers are also actors and all of them are younger brothers.
* He attended “Alfred G. Berner High School” in Massapequa. He was a good football player while at school. Later he studied acting at “Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute” in New York.
* Baldwin made his stage debut with “Loot” in 1986. He later appeared in several plays including Serious Money and A Streetcar Named Desire.
* He made his Television debut with “The Doctors” in 1980
* Baldwin entered films with “Forever, Lulu” in 1987. His biggest first commercial success came with Pearl Harbor in 2001 and the movie grossed $449,220,945/- at box office.
* Baldwin also worked for radio in 2009 and 2011. He hosted The New York Philharmonic This Week and Here’s the Thing radio series.
* Baldwin met actress Kim Basinger during the filming of “The Marrying Man” in 1990 and they dated for two years before marrying in 1993. The couple have a daughter Ireland Baldwin, born in 1995. Basinger filed divorce petition in 2001 and it was finalized in 2002.
* Baldwin started to date Hilaria Thomas, a Yoga instructor in 2011 and they married on 30th June 2012 at “St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral” in New York.
* Baldwin along with Mark Tabb published a book titled “A Promise to Ourselves” in 2008, which contains detailed events of his struggle to remain part of his daughter’s life.
* Apart from movies he also worked for several charity organizations. He is a strong supporter of PETA, People for the American Way, Save the Manatee Club
“I used to pray to God every night. I would get in bed, and I would say, please, don’t let me wake up in the morning. I began to think about what little town I would repair to in order to commit suicide. And then you, obviously you say, well, what would that do to my child if I killed myself? Me, I really didn’t care about me.”
“Well if you have four bad days in four straight years, then all four of them are depicted in the media, then yeah. The other 360 days of the year, when you’re just handing out lollipops and riding unicorns through cotton-candy forests and everything’s so magical, they don’t report that.”
Filmography / all movies list
|1||1987||Forever, Lulu||Amos Kollek||Hanna Schygulla,Deborah Harry|
|2||1988||She’s Havinga Baby||John Hughes||Kevin Bacon,Elizabeth McGovern|
|3||1988||Beetlejuice||Tim Burton||Michael Keaton,Geena Davis|
|4||1988||Married tothe Mob||JonathanDemme||Michelle Pfeiffer,Matthew Modine|
|5||1988||Working Girl||Mike Nichols||Melanie Griffith,Harrison Ford|
|6||1988||Talk Radio||Oliver Stone||Eric Bogosian,Ellen Greene|
|7||1989||Great Ballsof Fire!||Jim McBride||Dennis Quaid,Winona Ryder|
|8||1990||The Hunt for Red October||John McTiernan||Sean Connery,Scott Glenn|
|9||1990||Miami Blues||George Armitage||Fred Ward,Jennifer Jason Leigh|
|10||1990||Alice||Woody Allen||Mia Farrow,Joe Mantegna|
|11||1991||The Marrying Man||Jerry Rees||Kim Basinger,Robert Loggia|
|12||1992||Prelude toa Kiss||Norman René||Meg Ryan,Sydney Walker|
|13||1992||Glengarry Glen Ross||James Foley||Al Pacino,Jack Lemmon|
|14||1993||Malice||Harold Becker||Nicole Kidman,Bill Pullman|
|15||1994||The Getaway||Roger Donaldson||Kim Basinger,Michael Madsen|
|16||1994||The Shadow||Russell Mulcahy||John Lone,Penelope Ann Miller|
|17||1996||The Juror||Brian Gibson||Demi Moore,Joseph Gordon-Levitt|
|18||1996||Heaven’s Prisoners||Phil Joanou||Kelly Lynch,Mary Stuart Masterson|
|19||1996||Ghosts of Mississippi||Rob Reiner||Whoopi Goldberg,James Woods|
|20||1997||The Edge||Lee Tamahori||Anthony Hopkins,Harold Perrineau|
|21||1998||Thick as Thieves||Scott Sanders||Andre Braugher,Michael Jai White|
|22||1998||Mercury Rising||Harold Becker||Bruce Willis,Miko Hughes|
|23||1999||The Confession||David HughJones||Ben Kingsley,Amy Irving|
|24||1999||Outside Providence||Michael Corrente||Shawn Hatosy,Amy Smart|
|25||2000||The Acting Class||Jill Hennessy||Jody Booth,Jill Hennessy|
|26||2000||Thomas & theMagic Railroad||Britt Allcroft||Eddie Glen,Peter Fonda|
|27||2000||State and Main||David Mamet||Charles Durning,Clark Gregg|
|28||2001||Pearl Harbor||Michael Bay||Ben Affleck,Josh Hartnett|
|29||2003||The Cooler||Wayne Kramer||William H. Macy,Maria Bello|
|30||2003||The Cat in the Hat||Bo Welch||Mike Myers,Kelly Preston|
|31||2004||Along Came Polly||John Hamburg||Ben Stiller,Jennifer Aniston|
|32||2004||The Last Shot||Jeff Nathanson||Matthew Broderick,Toni Collette|
|33||2004||The Aviator||Martin Scorsese||Leonardo DiCaprio,Cate Blanchett|
|34||2005||Elizabeth town||Cameron Crowe||Orlando Bloom,Kirsten Dunst|
|35||2005||Fun with Dick and Jane||Dean Parisot||Jim Carrey,Téa Leoni|
|36||2006||Mini’s First Time||Nick Guthe||Nikki Reed,Carrie-Anne Moss|
|37||2006||The Departed||Martin Scorsese||Leonardo DiCaprio,Matt Damon|
|38||2006||Running with Scissors||Ryan Murphy||Annette Bening,Brian Cox|
|39||2006||The Good Shepherd||Robert De Niro||Matt Damon,Angelina Jolie|
|40||2007||Suburban Girl||Marc Klein||Sarah Michelle Gellar,Maggie Grace|
|41||2007||Brooklyn Rules||Michael Corrente||Scott Caan,Freddie Prinze Jr.|
|42||2007||Shortcutto Happiness||Alec Baldwin||Anthony Hopkins,Jennifer Love Hewitt|
|43||2008||My Best Friend’s Girl||Howard Deutch||Dane Cook,Kate Hudson|
|44||2008||Lymelife||Derick Martini||Rory Culkin,Emma Roberts|
|45||2009||My Sister’s Keeper||Nick Cassavetes||Cameron Diaz,Abigail Breslin|
|46||2009||It’s Complicated||Nancy Meyers||Meryl Streep,Steve Martin|
|47||2011||Hick||Derick Martini||Chloë Moretz,Juliette Lewis|
|48||2012||Rock of Ages||Adam Shankman||Julianne Hough,Diego Boneta|
|49||2012||Rise of the Guardians||Peter Ramsey||Chris Pine,Isla Fisher|
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